Cats and rabbits~
Would reside in fancy little houses~
And be dressed in shoes and hats and trousers~
In a world of my own~
Good morning friends,
Spring weather keeps poking it's head around the corner and with it extra long days of sunshine. It's starting to improve my mood, I didn't think I had seasonal affective disorder until I really noticed it this past year. Vitamin D keeps the Crown Prince happy.
I've been thinking on and off about cosplay, the deep thought end of it being spurred by a post that UltraGirls Cosplay posted about what has been good or bad for cosplay as far as social media is concerned? I agree with one commenter on there that in the past 10 years cosplay has changed drastically thanks to social media. My thoughts have been just like everyone elses posted, that it's been a double edged sword. I've been cosplaying since 2004 and cosplaying at conventions since 2007. I find there are things that I really like about it, like meeting new people and getting work out there for people to see and then there are things that turn me off like the cosbullying and desire to be popular.
I saw an example of this at an event I attended this weekend. The event was geared towards children and I saw many of the cosplayers who were asked to attend were too busy posing for photos and taking selfies or huddled in a circle that they missed out on why we were there in the first place. We were asked to be there for the kids! That kind of thing really turns me off and I feel can bring a bad image to the community.
So it just got me thinking... I like cosplay but, It feels so much like a competition to me nowadays that I'm just going to make a costume when I feel like it, not because it's popular, not because I have to rush it in time for the next convention. I just want to make it when I feel like it. Even if it takes years to complete. With the other time, i'd really like to make what I feel like i'm good at and is more personal to me, no competition involved. My own designs.
I'm not good, i'm okay... at making my own patterns but, I just bought some on Ebay, I like to "Frankenpattern" and make my own things. Anyways, I just bought three patterns and i'm hoping just to concentrate on making pretty dresses. I'd also like to find models that can wear them, I'd like to be able to challenge myself in making dresses for all bodytypes.
I had already started on one dress last year and it's been really hard to get it right but, it's also fun and when the model was wearing it. She looked perfect!
Anyways, that's all for now...
My mind has been caught up with work, my trip to Europe next month and then my oral surgery that I haven't had time to devote to crafting outside of it.
Thanks for tuning in,
Love x Peace
A twenty-something, fabric hoarding, geek loving, freelance artist who is young at heart and has a sense of adventure.